Posted Jul 6 2012 5:24PM
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Golden State Warriors have signed 30th overall pick Festus Ezeli to his rookie contract.
The Warriors announced the deal with the Nigerian native Friday. The team took Ezeli with the final pick of the first round in last week's NBA draft.
The 6-foot-11, 255-pound Ezeli set Vanderbilt's record with 204 career blocked shots in four seasons. He also averaged 10.1 points and 5.9 rebounds last season.
The Warriors have now signed both of the team's first-round picks.
Seventh overall pick Harrison Barnes of North Carolina signed his deal earlier this week. Both are expected to play for Golden State's summer league team in Las Vegas along with second-round pick Draymond Green and last year's rookies: Klay Thompson, Charles Jenkins and Jeremy Tyler.
Terms of the deal were not announced.
|October 19: Top 10|
See where Alec Burks' cross-over on Kobe Bryant ends up in Sunday's Top 10 plays.
Kobe Bryant records 26 points and five assists to lead the Lakers over the Jazz.
|Jazz vs. Lakers|
Kobe Bryant scores 26 and Carlos Boozer drops 19 to rally L.A. past Utah on Sunday.
|October 19: Daily Zap|
Jared Sullinger puts up a big double-double against the Nets and the rest of Sunday's NBA action wrapped up in the Daily Zap.
|Burks Crosses Kobe|
Alec Burks shakes Kobe Bryant with the sick crossover and goes in for the smooth lay-in plus one.